So Margaret Thatcher has passed away

In 1984 I was a mine worker during the great pit strike when Margeret Thatcher was prime minister. The strike was one of the worst events I’ve had the misfortune to witness and sadly be a part of. Arthur Scargill was president of the mineworkers union (NUM) and his ‘domino strategy’ meant that as each pit closed on strike that those mineworkers would go off and picket a working pit. The violence was unimaginable, people literally died. I absolutely loathe Scargill for using that tactic rather than balloting the workforce. As for Thatcher… I wont miss her.
This picture is from that time.


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